Newsletter from Metal Art Ltd 

Our Trans-Tasman Container Connection

These Cottapot furnishings were recently installed at Victoria State Library in Melbourne. Made from hard-wearing polyethylene, our Cero (above) and Bandit stools are proving popular on both sides of the Tasman.

Colourful, lightweight and durable, the Cottapot range of furniture is ideal for casual reading and learning situations, and can be seen in many libraries and study areas in both Australia and New Zealand. 

Bandit stools

The Container Connection has a new website, well worth a look for the great images and use of colour. 

TCC is also on Facebook

Trex Decking

New distributorship: Transcend Decks
by Trex

We are excited to announce that Metal Art Ltd has secured the New Zealand distributorship rights for Trex, makers of Transcend Decking, the superior composite deck product for domestic and commercial use.

Transcend Decking is made in the USA to the highest quality standards. This high-end product is now available in New Zealand in a range of wood-grain finishes, with a selection of profiles for the complete deck solution.

Trex Decks

To find out more about Transcend Decking, visit the Trex New Zealand  website or call 04 939 6666.

Recognising our customers online

To acknowledge all our valued customers, and to demonstrate the breadth and variety of products we make, we have recently began building a gallery of our customers, and projects we have helped with.

It's a record we are proud of. The Our Customers page on our website will be incrementally developed as our shared success continues. 

Our Customers

Custom-made park benches in Gisborne: quality built to last 

Design and build was our brief when seating was needed at two of Gisborne’s newest cycle and walkway extensions. Having liked what they’d seen of our furniture elsewhere, Gisborne District Council engaged Metal Art to advise and quote on a suitable solution. The result – a set of sturdy yet uncomplicated hardwood benches on galvanised steel frames, made just right for their locations, and for the budget. 

Metal Art seats, Gisborne

“We were impressed with the way Metal Art took our limited brief on board and  came up with a great solution,’ says Kylie Cranston, project manager at the District Council. “They created the new benches based on photos, producing a design that is stronger than the original.” 

Gisborne now has a set of brand new bench seating at Alfred Cox Park, and another on the Waikanae Beach foreshore. “The benches look great,” continues Kylie. ”A coat of anti-graffiti uracryl has finished them off, bringing the colour out nicely.”

For GDC staff, the project was made easy by a clear but flexible brief and close collaboration with us, their supplier. For the team at Metal Art, it was a case of hearing what the customer had to say, then applying our experience to the task - creating a product that works for the client community, and will continue doing so for many years to come. 

   Gisborne park seating
Cubico by Lechiza

Raceway plant makeover is
a sure thing

When Auckland company Natural Tree Products was recently engaged to supply new interior plants for Alexandra Park, they selected products from our Lechuza range of plant containers. In close consultation with their client, Natural Tree Products selected 30 Cubico pots and six Cararo troughs - perfect for housing their valuable plants and showing them at their best. 

“Lechuza planters have a touch of class, which is what the client was looking for,” says Chanel Eagle, Account Manager at Natural Tree Products. “We chose the taupe colour for all the planters, as it went perfectly with the site’s existing décor.” 

Now at Alexandra Park a lush new plantscape sets a natural backdrop as park users go about enjoying the occasion – whether it’s an evening of harness racing action or an important Function Centre event. 

Cubico planter - taupe

Long-established Natural Tree Products is New Zealand’s largest owned and operated hire plant provider. Staff are known for their prompt and courteous sales advice followed up by attentive on-site plant care.

We share Natural Tree Products' values of giving customers service and value in everything we do.  
Begonia House Classico planter

Pots of any colour

If our stock colour range does not include the hue, shade or tone you are looking for, the solution is at hand. If it’s a metal item, chose one of our almost infinite number of powder colours and we’ll give it a finish that meets the highest quality powder coating standards. If it’s an injection moulded plastic product such as a Lechuza planter, we can spray paint it from an equally-wide selection of colours. 

Recently the staff at Wellington’s Botanic Gardens chose to purchase 25 Classico planters for decorating the foyer of the magnificent Begonia House. This beloved Wellington facility is popular for weddings and other events, as well as being a magnet for camera-toting visitors to the city. The only issue with the Classico was - it is not manufactured in the exact colours the installation required.

Enter our finishing specialists, and the application of a wet paint in the three Resene colours specified – Lemon Ginger, Clockwork Orange, and Whizz Bang (a red). Now the Begonia House foyer is resplendent in its new plantscape, which includes begonias of course. The plants are displayed in our quality self-irrigating Lechuza planters, looking exactly as the keepers of the historic horticultural institution intended. 

Classico planters by Lechuza
Metal Art Ltd
51 Port Road, Seaview
Lower Hutt 5010
New Zealand
Ph +64 4 939 6666
Fax +64 4 939 6696